The program is a collaboration with 20 Arab and international media organizations including Reuters, Al Arabiya and MBC Group.
The Arab Youth Centre (AYC) has announced the fifth edition of the Young Arab Media Leaders Programme, under the patronage of its President Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
This initiative will see the active participation of 51 young male and female participants, hailing from 18 Arab nations. The program is a collaboration with 20 Arab and international media organisations including Reuters, Al Arabiya and MBC Group.
The Young Arab Media Leaders Programme is designed to cater to distinguished senior-year students and those embarking on their professional journeys. Its core mission is to hone practical skills, bolster capacities, and enrich experiences, all with the aim of enhancing participants’ competitiveness in the labour market.
Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed stressed the importance of the youth’s adherence to human values and community service derived from ‘’our Arab and Islamic identity”, in a way that promotes the noble message and goals of the media profession in serving societies.
He said: “Arab youth are able of presenting a better image of Arab capabilities in various development sectors through professional media that balances professionalism and the use of modern technology tools by relying on the capabilities and creativity of young people. Therefore, the AYC will continue to invest in developing knowledge and skills and strive to provide opportunities for all talented people.”
The fifth edition of this programme will feature specialised training workshops and foster extensive interactions with media luminaries, experts, and trainers. These engagements will empower participants with the essential skills required to evolve into proficient media professionals, offering them an insider’s perspective of newsrooms and other media platforms.
As part of the programme, trainees will have the opportunity to actively participate in significant events on the media landscape, including the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) in Sharjah from September 13 to 14, 2023, the Arab Media Forum (AMF) in Dubai at the end of September, and the Global Media Congress (GMC) in Abu Dhabi slated for November.